Waukegan Park District Scholarship

Scholarship Opportunities Now Available for StudentsThe Waukegan Park District is pleased to announce that it will award up to five individual $1,000 scholarships toward the education of students who live in the District and will be enrolled in college or trade school in the fall of 2020. The funds to support this program have been secured through private donations and gifts in the District’s Memorial Endowment fund to be reinvested back into the community, thereby paving the way for future leaders in our community.

Local students who plan on attending junior or community college, university, or trade school in the fall of 2020 are eligible. Students who are current or former employees or volunteers with the District are highly encouraged to apply.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a resident of the Waukegan Park District.
  • Student in the community attending a junior or community college, university, or trade school in fall 2020.
  • Pursuing a park and recreation related field including but not limited to parks and recreation, business, accounting, public policy, public relations, forestry, horticulture, environmental science, graphic design, occupational safety, exercise sports science, and trades (construction, HVAC, electrician, building maintenance).

For more information, contact Ben at (847) 360-4729 or brichards@waukeganparks.org.


2019 Scholarship Recipients

The Waukegan Park District was pleased to present Adrian Ayala, Guadalupe Bueno, Luis Steven Garcia Gonzales, Xitlali Ramirez, and Kelvin Trejo with a scholarship to support their academic endeavors. The scholarship recipients are pursuing their dreams driven by a love and passion for our community. The future of our community is in great hands!

2019 Scholarship Recipients

2019 Scholarship Recipients
Inaugural Class

Adrian Ayala

Adrian Ayala
University of Wisconsin – Parkside

Lupe Bueno

Lupe Bueno
Coe College

Luis Steven Garcia-Gonzalez

Luis Steven Garcia-Gonzalez
College of Lake County

Xitlali Ramirez

Xitlali Ramirez
Duke University

Kelvin Trejo

Kelvin Trejo
Northeastern Illinois University